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ARL Fellows for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selected for 2019–2020

2018–2019 Digital and Inclusive Excellence Fellows with
Mark A. Puente, photo by Matt Hagen Photography

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence Selection Committee has chosen 12 undergraduates to participate in the 2019–2020 fellowship.

The fellowship program introduces undergraduates from a variety of disciplines to digital stewardship and promotes diversification of the research library and archives workforce. Digital stewardship encompasses the care and management of digital information resources over their life cycle, including creation, collection, preservation, access, and use.

The ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and by ARL member institutions.

“This year presented a strong level of diversity from academic year to race and gender identity,” said Rick Johnson, program director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries and member of the selection committee. “In particular, the selection committee was excited about the presence of nontraditional students and sophomore-level students indicating a bright future for the library and information science profession.”

The fellowship offers a paid internship in a partner ARL library or archive, participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, formal mentorship, financial support for student membership in a professional organization, and attendance at a capstone institute.

The 2019–2020 fellows are:

  • Lydia Abedeen, Emory University
  • Asma Alomari, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Maria Arteaga, Washington State University
  • Glynis Boyd Hughes, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Shao Yuan Chong, University of British Columbia
  • Israel Herrera, University of Florida
  • Kerah Iyall, Washington State University
  • Claudia Konings, Emory University
  • Ivanna Moreno, University of Florida
  • Kagen Quiballo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Izchel Quintero, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Hailey Vasquez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For more information about the fellowship, visit the ARL Fellowship for Digital and Inclusive Excellence website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

IMLS logoThe Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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